Annually approximately 5,000 of couples from 80 countries visit our clinic for a high-quality reproductive medicine services. Highly professional doctors of gynecological department of the Friedrichshafen Clinic provide successful conservative and minimally invasive treatment of various gynecological diseases. One oft he main specialisation of the department are assisted reproductive techniques (ART).
The department of Gynaecology in Germany is headed by Hans-Walter Vollert, Dr. scient. med, who has more than 25 years of professional experience in treatment of male and female infertility.
The fertility clinic at Clinical center of Friedrichshafen works closely with the university hospitals oft he region, providing female infertility treatment in full accordance with the latest scientific achievements.
About 80% of female sterility (infertility) cases are due to the following reasons:
Hormonal balance is very important for the fertility status. Hormonal malfunctions can lead to disturbances in oocyte maturation, the absence of ovulation and to inadequate luteal formation. Frequently elevated levels of male hormones (androgens) are associated with ovarian cysts, which is number 1 cause of female infertility.
The fallopian tubes are the "conveyor " for the sperm to the egg. They also transport the fertilized egg into the uterus cavity. If the fallopian tubes are glued or otherwise closed, the transport of the egg can be difficult or completely impossible. Reasons may be, for example, inflammation process or previous ectopic pregnancies, as well as surgery or a spontaneous overgrowth of the uterine lining outside the uterus (endometriosis). Usually a short laparoscopic or laser surgery helps to unblock the fallopian tubes and make the pregnancy possible.
The cervix is the narrowest point for sperm towards the egg. In case of scarring process (e.g. after surgery), closures or inflammation, the fertilization of the egg can be hindered. Also fibroids in the womb are sometimes the reason for holding to infertility or miscarriage.
Antibodies to egg or sperm as a reason of female infertility: The reason for such a disorder is the appearance of sperm-coating antibodies in the organism. Such components block the move of sperm cells. As a result they cannot reach the egg for fertilization. Such antibodies can appear in uterine cervix or in tubes.
Immunologic infertility requires specific diagnostics and treatment. Right after sexual intercourse the doctor takes the post-coital test. This test helps to detect sperm-coating antibodies that indicate sterility.
The treatment for immunologic infertility is correcting the immunological status of the organism that helps to lower the production of antibodies. Such treatment includes the intake of immunosuppressors.
Other causes of female infertility: Besides under- and overweight, large changes in weight in a short time, extreme physical stress, thyroid disorders, tumors (extremely rare), medications and stress can disrupt the hormonal balance and lead to female infertility. If you cannot get pregnant for more that 1 year of attempts, special tests should be performed in ordert o find out the reason of infertility.
Infertility is rather hard to diagnose. Even longtime inability to get pregnant doesn’t point at it. In order to define the female sterility, a patient needs to go through the complex of diagnostic procedures. The greatest result of such diagnostic research and treatment is pregnancy that will be monitored up to the act of delivery. The major diagnostic methods for female infertility include:
If the surgical or conservative methods proved to be inefficient, the modern techniques of assisted reproductive medicine helps to treat female infertility. The facts are better than words: more than 110,000 children were born with the help of IVF or artificial insemination, performed at our clinic.
The artificial insemination is a treatment in which a suitable sperm of a male partner, which was previously prepared in the laboratory, is injected into a woman's uterus, to increase the potential of the sperm and the possibilities of fertilization of an egg. On this you can shorten the distance between the egg and sperm cells, so that they meet faster. The cost of artificial insemination is about 3 000 euro.
The in vitro fertilization (IVF) is the union of an egg with a sperm in a laboratory tube with the aim to obtain a fertilized embryo, which can then be transferred to the uterus. The fertilization of the eggs can be effected by the conventional IVF technique or by intracytoplasmic injection (ICSI) with sperm. Cost of the in-vitro fertilization at our clinic makes up about 7 000 euro (pro cycle).
IVF Plus is the combination of IVF (in vitro fertilization) and PGS (Preimplantation Genetic Screening). This procedure helps to achieve especially favorable conditions for an embryo and to ensure health and safety of the future child. The clinical testings have shown that the chromosome analysis helps to achieve the higher success rate of pregnancies per transfer.
If you have faced the problem of infertility, the specialists of the Friedrichshafen Center will do their best to help you. We will provide you with innovational treatment methods that dramatically increase chances to become happy parents of a healthy child.